1891-1892The city celebrated the 250th Anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Gloucester.Events & Anniversaries, Celebrations & Anniversaries

250th Celebration arch, anniversary procession and march, 1892. Dr. Gilbert Norris Jones, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 12159
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Preparation for the anniversary started in March of 1891 when the City Council voted to ask the State Legislature to allow them to raise taxes for the celebration. The 250th anniversary celebration took place between August 24-26, 1892.

The celebration included religious services at many of the churches, athletic events, a grand military, civil, and trades parade, an anniversary reception and ball, a fishermen’s race, and fireworks.

Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, D 19, FF 5 Gloucester City Archives, CC272 and CC273
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